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I have just over 23,000 miles on my MKZ and there is not much life left in my tires.  Very disapointing mileage for Michelin tires (245/40 R 19), very disappointing for any tires.  I do not drive my cars hard and i rotate about every 4,000 miles. I would expect better tread life that what I am experiencing.

 

What is your experience on your 2013 or 2014 MKZ?

 

Any suggestion for a tire that would get better mileage?

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Going on 14,000 on mine with 1 rotation @ 9500 miles.  They still have the little rubber nibs on the outside treads.  :)

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I just got mine back from 15K service. RR tire is below 3/32 and it is 4/32. The front tires are fine. Am I the only person here who thinks a tire rated for 45K miles for $250 should last longer than 15K miles?

If the front are fine perhaps the rear end is mis-aligned. I bought the car new and it hasn't been crashed. Anybody have any thoughts on whether I have some recourse if the rear end came mis-aligned? I expect if I complain I will get the 'you must have run over something' routine.

I welcome any input. Thanx.

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hortonkm , Yea same with my Miches. on my 2013 Zh, after 26,000 miles they were down to 4/32 . I just took them off and had the Perilli P7 plus a/s put on. These are rated 70,000 , I will be thrilled to get 50,000 on them . They are a perfect tire for the MKZ , they are the top rated a/s in its class , even ahead of the new Miches. (tire rack rating) They ride smooth and quiet. Of course we should get more and you can fight it out with the Michelin company and probably get somrthing back , I did not feel like going through it.  Jim

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I cannot speak from experience, however, while searching for a used mkZ I came across several that had their tires replaced or needed replaced with 30k miles or less on the car.  It's odd since the tire received pretty good reviews on Tire Rack and similar sites.

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BlackPano , What tires needed to be replaced , were they they Michelins that came with the car ?  Jim

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I assume so. I just found it odd that so many I looked at had the tires already replaced. I'm not fully up on the tire options for all the years. I could ask my dad for clarification on it (works for Lincoln) but it does seem the tires are getting less life than they should.

 

I should also note I was looking at AWD only, so if anything happened to one tire (damage or premature wear) they would have been pretty much forced to replace them all.

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Jim, how are you liking the new tires through sharp turns and the like? I've had some tires in the past that wear well and do okay overall but do not inspire confidence when cornering with any enthusiasm.

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I have just over 23,000 miles on my MKZ and there is not much life left in my tires.  Very disapointing mileage for Michelin tires (245/40 R 19), very disappointing for any tires.  I do not drive my cars hard and i rotate about every 4,000 miles. I would expect better tread life that what I am experiencing.

 

What is your experience on your 2013 or 2014 MKZ?

 

Any suggestion for a tire that would get better mileage?

What air pressure are you running in your tires? I run 35 PSI summer and 40 PSI in winter months. It really helps tire longevity and improved mileage.

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21,000 miles now and my 19" tires are still going strong. May have to replace them in a couple more years.

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Turned in my leased 13 hybrid over 34k tires (19') were in great shape... Lease company did not charge any penalty ....

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I have just over 23,000 miles on my MKZ and there is not much life left in my tires.  Very disapointing mileage for Michelin tires (245/40 R 19), very disappointing for any tires.  I do not drive my cars hard and i rotate about every 4,000 miles. I would expect better tread life that what I am experiencing.

 

What is your experience on your 2013 or 2014 MKZ?

 

Any suggestion for a tire that would get better mileage?

Posted this in a different thread so I just cut and pasted it here...

 

Just replaced the Michelin MXM4 OEM at 30,000 on my 2014 MKZh with the Cinturato Perilli P7 Plus in a 245-40-19 for under $900.00 installed. I can say without a doubt that they are super quiet and smooth on the road. Maybe the Michelin had gotten a bit noisy with the wear, but it was a noticeable difference between the two tires and I'm very happy with my choice.

As a 6k mileage update on the new tires and am SO happy... it's such a nice ride and so quite. I'm not sure I remember what the OEM's felt like new, but it was/is such a noticeable difference between the worn OEM's and the Perilli, it's almost like a new car. One note, the Perilli can be a bit difficult to get balanced correctly, so don't be shy in going back to have them adjusted. Kauffman tire gave me that warning and I did go back one time for a small adjustment on the front right, but since then it's been smooth like butter.

 

Tread warranty is supposed to be 70k... so let's hope it last more than the OEM's ;)

Edited by Davisjl

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Yes same here , the Perilli P7 plus tires are doing great at 1000 miles. I have not had to get them reblanced , they are very confident in all of my driving conditions , but I do not drive in a spirited manner.

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Hello everyone, I am considering picking up a 2014 MKZ Hybrid with 19" wheels on it. From what I've read tires wear quick on these..... How are the P7's holding up? I drive ~20k a year and don't want to replace tires yearly. 50k is reasonable to me, and I may pick up a set of winter wheels&tires.

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I have the 2014 MKZ that came with the factory Michelin Primacy MXM-4 19" tires.  At 39,900 miles they are toast. 2/32s" at the wear bars. I took the car in for balance and rotation due to excessive road noise and got this bad news...especially bad since the lease is up in May (and I'm turning the car in to the dealer).  IMO, the 14 MKZ fell way short of being an actual luxury car. Too much cheap plastic inside the cabin and sheet metal that dings if you look at it sideways. Obviously, production and engineering for a $40K+ car needs to come back to the US from Mexico.

 

I'm having the local tire store put on BFG G-Force Comp-2 A/S 19s as they are the least expensive tires that are acceptable under the lease requirements. Reviews are good aside from reports of excessive road noise - which I will endure for 5 months to save a few hundred dollars. 

 

From the myriad of complaints on the factory installed Michelins' I've found online, very few have made it the 55,000 miles the tires are warranted for. I will be filing a claim with Michelin to recoup a few dollars. With this experience with Michelin, I may never buy them again.

 

My 57 cents for what it's worth.  

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 Obviously, production and engineering for a $40K+ car needs to come back to the US from Mexico.

 

For the record, the MKZ is mostly engineered in the U.S. and the Hermosillo, Mexico plant consistently has among the highest, if not the highest quality auto plants worldwide.

 

 

Along the way Hermosillo has garnered awards like the "Best Automotive Plant in the World" in terms of quality from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology while increasing production to three shifts, six days per week. Along with the Nissan Aguascalientes plant and Silao, Guanajuato's GM factory, Hermosillo is considered one of Mexico's crown jewels in terms of producing quality vehicles, said Manuel Molano, adjunct director of the Mexican Institute for Competition.

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